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South African flowers of the Eastern Province

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 212

Scope and Contents

Twenty-three watercolours mounted on card, 12" x 16½". The paintings have pencilled titles and in some cases places and dates. They include agapanthus, antholyza, bellandonna lily, Cape Town bulbs, Cape honeysuckle (tecona-capensis), common olive, cyrtanthus, gladiolus, grenadilla, hybiscus, hyobanche sanguinea, iris, pelargonium, plumbago, sparaxis pendula and thistle.


  • Creation: 1866 - 1877

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Biographical / Historical

J. Rose Cotterill's background is not known.


1 archive box(es) : watercolour

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Former / Other Reference


Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. III; Donald H. Simpson, ed., 'The manuscript catalogue of the library of the Royal Commonwealth Society' (London, 1975), p. 123.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by E. Bourdillon through Sir Harry Wilson, April 1920.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


Cotterill, J Rose, fl 1866-1920, née Bell

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